This Instructable is being entered into the 3rd Annual Make it Stick contest and the Halloween Easy Costumes Contest. Don't forget to vote... even if it's not for me. :(

My wife and I decided to dress up for the release of the Avengers movie earlier this year. Considering the fact that I had been growing my hair out and that I had a beard we thought it appropriate for me to go as Thor. I started by making Thor's hammer Mjolnir, which you can see here: How to Make the Hammer of Thor.

After I finished the hammer my wife helped me finish the rest of the costume. Unfortunately I didn't get a whole lot of pictures but I will try to fill the details in by explaining each step really well.

Step 1: Supplies

For the chest piece and belt we used craft foam, grey and silver spray paint, and lots of hot glue.

The chest piece was attached to a piece that I termed "the yoke" because I didn't know what else to call it. It was kind of like a huge collar. For that piece I used cardboard and black spray paint.

The cape was made from a red bed sheet. I recommend this because it's already nicely hemmed, and it's a pretty cheap way to buy several yards of fabric.

The wrist bands were made from scraps that I cut from the bed sheet and were held on using leather straps.

For the boots I made spats out of pleather and attached them to boots I already had.

For the rest I just wore blue jeans and a black muscle shirt.

The tools you'll need to do it the way I did it are a hot glue gun and plenty of glue sticks, a pair of scissors, a stapler, and a utility knife.
made it. turned out great
<p>That's awesome man! I love it! It looks like you went with a thicker foam which is cool since it looks like it adds some depth to it.</p>
Thank you for this instructable. I'm enjoying it all the way from Singapore! It's fun and simple to follow your instructions!<br>I've just finished making kid-sized one for my son's superhero-themed party. The look on his face when he saw the costume was priceless!
<p>I made it.</p><p>Sorry for the picture quality - Thank you for the tutorial, a real help in making the costume :)</p><p>Thanks again.</p>
<p>Awesome! I like the vambraces. They kind of have a hammered metal look in the picture. How did you do those?</p>
<p>I used grey/silver duct tape and a red pillow case (can only just be seen underneath) </p><p>I wrapped my arm in duct tape (sticky side up NOT on skin .. that would hurt) and then over lapped small duct tape triangles.</p><p>- followed this &gt; <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dragon-Skin-Bottle-Cozy-from-Duck-Tape/" rel="nofollow"> http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dragon-...</a> &lt; tutorial, just adapted it :)</p><p>I cut the brace down the middle and used a leather thread to tie it together.</p><p>Hope that made sense :)</p>
<p>Awesome! It really turned out great.</p>
<p>Made it! </p><p>This pictures aren't very good, when I have better ones I'll update this</p><p>Great tutorial, THX &lt;3</p>
<p>That's fantastic!</p>
Haha love it
<p>Incredible, very nice dress</p>
awesome man awesome
what kind of boots did you use????? <br> Gunman15
They're some sort of German military boot. I bought them off a military surplus website a while ago. I had the straps around them added later.
thank you i'm kinda crashing a cos-play party that one of my friends told me to come to and I have naturally black hair...lol wish me luck to find a wig. <br> Thanks again, <br> Gunman
Sounds fun! Good luck.
It was great... i really looked like him thank you so much for the help. <br>Peace out and live long
No problem, glad you had fun!
I got a wig and I'm going to make the hammer you made lol. <br>
&quot;waves are but water, wind but air, and though lightning be fire, yet it must answer thunder's call.&quot; Thor
&quot;waves are but water, wind but air, and though lightning be fire, yet it must answer thunder's call.
thank you.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can&rsquo;t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Thanks! I've never been a finalist before so that alone is exciting. Winning would definitely be awesome though.
You should feel good to be a finalist! It's a huge accomplishment, best wishes I think you have a great chance!
You should feel good to be a finalist! It's a huge accomplishment, best wishes I think you have a great chance!
Wonderful! I love how you even paid attention to the folds of the cape when you stapled it on!
The cape is my favorite part. I had to make sure it looked and flowed right. I think capes should be part of everyday wear. Nothing makes you feel empowered like wearing a cape! Haha
The costume came out great!
Thanks! That's mostly because of my wife. I was just going to put silver circles on the shirt like the old school comics, but thankfully she would have none of that.

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